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. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will
richard blanco reads an original poem written just specifically for this occasion. we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first hgbt -- lgbt inaugural poet. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. johns service that kicks off the president's day will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. one quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles and very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from joint task force national capitol region, and our task force has responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. um, once the luncheon is complete
is richard blanco. he's a poet who was trained as a civil engineer because his parents insisted that writing would never take him anywhere, but he will be delivering his poetry today at the president's inauguration. and then the benediction will be delivered by luis leon, who is the rector of st. john's church, the little church right across the street from the white house. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the chairman for the inaugurational ceremonies, the honorable charles e. schumer. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present and to all who are watching, welcome to the capitol and to this celebration of our great democracy. now, this is the 57th inauguration of an american president, and no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its innate majesty, and most of all, its meaning, that sacred and yet cautious entrusting of power from we, the people, to our chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster, as it will today with the inauguration of president barack h. obama! now, we know that we would not be here today we
inaugural ceremonies for over 200 years. the invocation -- the poem benediction from richard blanco. poem from richard blanco and benediction from reverend dr. luis leon. the church of the president, st. john's, and the second inaugural address. >> trying to find a balance between a government ruled by elite and ruled by a mob. both being a problem. he talked about the government we want, which is infrastructure, regulation, all the good things, and then recognized the government can't solve all the problems. i thought that was a reaching out, if you will, a shout at the tea party right that's rejectionist. then far more interesting, seemed to be a call out to tehran. he said our old enemies become our new friends. we're going to try to do that again. learn from the lessons in the past as we've done with vietnam and the germans and japanese and all the people we've gone to woor with and it's an amazing idea to throw that idea in the face of the neo cons. they hated what we heard him say. i spent some time with an iranian family this past weekend. they said go over to talk to the people. h
distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peaking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops. under each one a story, told my our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day, the pencilled yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights, fruit stands, begging our praise. silver trucks heavy with oil or paper, bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us, on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives, to teach geometry or ring up groceries, as my mother did for 20 years, so i would write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light, the same light on blackboards are lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question, or atoms
clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. whil
. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation problem proclan and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk a little bit about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from the national capital region, and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonia
country t inch s of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take the review. and the review is
tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take the review. and the review is presidential esco
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